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First phase of Berol Yard development begins

Columbia Group is pleased to confirm that their subsidiary Formation Design & Build has begun work on the Berol Yard site. Planning permission for a new development on the former factory building has been obtained, and work recently began on the first building, named Gessner Apartments, which will be affordable housing for Haringey residents. This is due to be completed by spring 2022. Berkeley Square Developments have also committed to investing over £1.75million in Down Lane Park by the end of 2021, to support improvements and accessibility for local residents.

Upon completion, the entire site will provide 166 residential apartments, including car parking and commercial space. This will comprise three blocks of up to 13 floors, piled foundations, concrete frame, brickwork façade. This scheme will also include a new large public square with a café, new commercial offices providing new employment opportunities, and upgraded pathways across the site, all of which will open at the same time. In addition, the adjacent improvements to the public footpaths to Watermead Way are being funded by the developer and will provide a new cycle link towards the station, and are due to be finished by the summer of 2021.

David Kennedy, CEO of Columbia Group, commented:

‘We are extremely pleased to have begun the initial phases of this fantastic new development. Our first priority is the delivery of social housing units, followed by the remaining units and significant improvements to the surrounding areas.’